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Nøgne Ø Dark Horizon Second Edition

Formerly brewed at Nøgne Ø
Style: Imperial Stout
Grimstad, Norway
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 438   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 480   ABV: 16%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2008
Nice roasted aroma with notes of coffee. Black color with an off white head. Very nice full body with notes of liquorish, chocolate and coffee. Nice bitter and light roasted palate. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11184) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2008
Bottle @ EBF, 2008, Carlsberg.
Pours utterly and completely black, no head. Aroma is super vinious, powerfully roasted, light coffee and good chocolate notes. Super oily mouthfeel with subdued carbonation. Super vinious and warming flavours, lots of tar and soy sauce. Also roasted, chocolate and wonderful coffee. Brilliant, warming, staying aftertaste. An afternoon delight, indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9346) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 19, 2008
Bottle (EBF2008)
Alcoholic. Yes, it’s a lovely aroma, I’ll grant it that, but the taste is rather dull - burnt malts and not much else. Apart from booze, of course. Big, but not clever.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (19374) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2008 Bottled at Europen Beer Festival, Copenhagen. Very black, no head. Tarry nose with wet asphalt and wood. Sweet and thick with compact mouthfeel and massive body. A tar explosion sends cascades of licorice, salmiak and grain vodka all over the place. When things finally settles it ends up tasting like Finnish Salmiakki-booze.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14287) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 19, 2008
Cask at EBF Copenhagen 2008 ... well at least ive had it, now if i can only get my hands on a bottle (to drink in a year or two) ... Deep black ... nice roast malts nose ... little chocolate ... rich if a little fizzy ... loads of chocolate ... little liquorish and some spirit in finsish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6206) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 18, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2008 Thin dark brown head. Opaque black body. Subdued coffee and marzipan aroma with alcohol notes. Intense bitter-sweet coffee taste with alcoholic wild berry notes. Strong alcohol heat starts burning towards the end. Bitter coffee aftertaste. Strange. Where is the complexity? Feels like the bitter alcohol has burned it away, so that other tastes cannot be made out. Needs to mature further. (0.5l bottle, wine monopoly.) Second rate: Same visuals. Thick coffeeish oily chocolatey aroma with alcoholic toffee and sherry notes. Sweet coffee and chocolate taste with strong alcohol notes. The alcohol taste keeps growing and eventually overpowers the beer entirely. This needs to mature. Will rerate from bottle in November. (0.05l taster draft at EBF ’08.) First rating: From an unlabeled bottle in June. Back then it was mostly dominated by sharp coffee, which seems to have mellowed a lot by now. The alcohol was much less noticeable back then.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FrankJohansen (3602) - Sabro, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2008
Draught at EBF 2008. Black colour with a medium brown head. Complex aroma and taste of coffee, chocolate and roasted malts with some alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2008
UPDATED: APR 16, 2011 Tap at EBF 2008, Copenhagen. As black as can be. Brown head. Aroma is a wonderful mixture of coffee, dark chocolate and roasted malt. Flavor is much the same, with some alcohol and liqorice. It´s a bit raw now, and I´m looking forward to some bottles in the years to come. Next time I will taste it side by side the DH1.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Plovmand (6480) - Helsinge, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2008
Draught at EBF. Black as the night with a brown head. Dark chocolate, coffee and roasted malts in aroma. Flavour is licorice, coffee, sweet malts and it ends up very warm and alcoholic. Will cellar into a monster of a beer Im sure.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (10204) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2010 Bottle @ EBF 2008. Dark chocolate in the aroma. The flavor also has dark chocolate, licorice, alcohol and a touch of varnish. Satisfyingly balanced, in spite of the alcohol. Bottle @ home. The darkest of dark colored. Malt, dark chocolate, dried fruit and mocha in the aroma. Full bodied, very alcoholic. Roasted malt, mocha, coffee, dark chocolate, raisin, dried red fruit in the flavor. Some roastbitterness in the aftertaste. Very powerful beer, not a marvel of balance, but rich and tasty.

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